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Janet Jackson Takes On Vegas – The Color Brief February 28

Janet Jackson Takes On Vegas – The Color Brief February 28

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Janet Jackson has announced a 15-date Las Vegas residency.  The brief run kicks off May 17 at the Park MGM resort’s Park Theater.

The Las Vegas run serves as a commemoration of Rhythm Nation’s 30th anniversary. That blockbuster album offered social commentary on race relations in America and spawned several classic hit singles like “Miss You Much” and “Escapade”.

Though heavy on Rhythm Nation tracks, the setlist will also feature songs from Jackson’s entire career.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 2.

Jackson recently toured the U.S. with her State of the World Tour throughout much of 2018 and gave several high-profile festival performances.  Last year, she also released the feel-good pop single “Made For Now” featuring Daddy Yankee.

In other news… 

Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is prepping a remake of the classic horror film Candyman. Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to star and the film is set for a June 2020 release.

Just yesterday, the Color Brief reported that Malik Yoba was set to join ABC’s New York Undercover reboot.  Now, original cast member Lauren Velez has also confirmed her return. 

Anderson.Paak announced his new album, Ventura, will hit streaming services April 12. He’ll also tour to support the record with his band the Free Nationals. His last album Oxnard came out just 3 months ago.

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